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CB&Q - New Canton Covered Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jeremy Ruble

BH Photo #403494

Map 

Description 

Demolished with the abandonment of the line in 1951, this was the last railroad covered bridge in use in the Midwest.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Kizer Creek on forner Chicago, Burlington & Quincy RR
Location
New Canton, Pike County, Illinois
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built ca. 1887
Railroad
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Design
Howe through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 0.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.62029, -91.09530   (decimal degrees)
39°37'13" N, 91°05'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/663486/4387347 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rockport
Inventory number
BH 53941 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2018: New photo from Jeremy Ruble
  • September 25, 2017: New photo from Jeremy Ruble
  • October 15, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added cats.
  • October 15, 2012: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Luke
  • Jeremy Ruble - saukee0 [at] yahoo [dot] com